Hi I've been suffering from acne since i was 16 years old. It went super sensitive and severe, really bad around 2014-2017 (see pictures provided). I got soo depressed on those years to the point that i had panic attacks. I dont wanna go out with friends. I cancel plans, family reunions and just stay in my room away from everybody. Sounds im just over reacting but all acne sufferers know how it feels.
Hiding my severe acne with makeup and camera filters are my life savers! But i know even with my full coverage makeup people still stare at me coz my cystic acne were very visible. Bumps on my face were really big and it hurts to touch. I really cried on those days, i feel hopeless coz ive tried almost everything from home remedies, drugstore skincares etc. I dont even wanna see my face in the mirror coz it's still bad even with makeup on.
Till 2016 i discovered Korean Beauty Skincare. My skin somehow recovered and now having mild pimples from time to time. Still sensitive tho :(
But my cystic acne left me with acne scars all over my face. From researching on the internet i discovered microneedling and started trying it out. 2016-2017 until i upgraded to fractional laser but find it really really expensive.
Honestly i didnt came from a rich family im just really saving up money as much as i can until last August 2018 our house got flooded from a typhoon. I live in Marikina and i have experienced our house got flooded many times already, Ondoy and Habagat were the worst. We need to renovate our house and start all over again. I cant continue my treatments coz my family needs me.
My derma suggested fractional laser procedure with prp, tca cross and subsicion, then last treatment will be dermal filler for my box scars, rolling scars, deep scars.
This year my longterm ldr boyfriend is planning to fly over and meet me. And i want to have my healthy skin back! Just a healthy clear skin before seeing him this september for the very first time. Time is ticking and i have few months left to prepare and recover my skin. I believe love conquers everything but is it bad to dream for a healthy skin and myself to be confident again?
I hope you can help me make this dream possible.. Godbless everyone for your kind and generous hearts. ❤
Im now fighting with my depression and still not loosing hope. I wanted to use my story someday to insipre all acne sufferers around the world. Be brave, keep fighting! "God is good all the time" #Acnefightersince2006